Roseanne Barr Thrown Out After Racist Tweets

Devin Lawrence
June 7, 2018

On the heels of Barr's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, the star of the ABC series said she was quitting Twitter before ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey made a decision to ax the sitcom.

Barr lost her eponymous sitcom, "Roseanne", on Tuesday after she posted bigoted comments regarding Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to former U.S. president Barack Obama.

Trump tweeted that the CEO of ABC's parent company called Valerie Jarrett to say the network wouldn't tolerate Barr's tweet about her. Trump wrote that CEO Bob Iger never call him to apologize for "the awful statements" that have been said about him on ABC".

Barr, whose eponymous ABC sitcom was canceled in the wake of the controversial post, claimed she was "Ambien tweeting" when she wrote the racially charged tweet, which she ultimately called "indefensible".

She also apologised to "the hundreds of people and wonderful writers...and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet".

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He added later, "Let me be clear".

"We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning". He said the original tweet "makes alot (sic) more sense then most things".

One day earlier, in a memo to staff, Sherwood said the cancellation of the Roseanne revival "came down to doing what's right and upholding our values of inclusion, tolerance and civility". She criticized Democratic financier George Soros and tweeted that Chelsea Clinton was "Chelsea Soros Clinton", implying she was married to a nephew of Soros. "I think you accused her of being a murderer on Twitter, didn't you?" But hours later, Ross clarified his report, saying that his source now said Trump had done so not as a candidate, but as president-elect. One of the posts she shared said, inexplicably, "they brought the show back so they could inevitably cancel the show when she said something they didn't like". "I begged 4 ppls jobs", she wrote.

When "Roseanne" premiered to an unexpectedly large audience, Dungey and Sherwood credited the program to an initiative undertaken in the wake of the 2016 election.

Arnold also questioned whether Trump was really ever a fan of his former wife or just wanted to take credit for her ratings' success.

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